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Advanced Mediation Training Series: Handling Emotions Productively
February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings Law presents its Practitioner Advanced Mediation Certificate Training Series:
On the UC Hastings campus, CNDR offers high-quality, advanced dispute resolution courses on in-depth topics for practitioners. Sessions in this 7-part series assume completion of a basic mediation course, but it is not required to participate. Join us for the third session in this series:
Handling Emotions Productively
Human emotions are vital in mediation: They let us know what matters, they help us connect with others, and they propel us to action. At the same time, people in conflict often experience intense negative emotions that can derail a mediation. This session will provide a basis for understanding the neurobiology of emotion, as well as provide tools for enhancing the positive emotions – and managing the negative emotions – of participants, attorneys, and mediators themselves.
4 hours MCLE credit available. Session includes 4 hours of instruction and 1 hour of breaks. Will be held online.
Date: February 10, 2021 from 10:00am – 3:00pm (virtual event)
Claudia Bernard is an independent trainer, mediator and consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. She designs and leads trainings for judges, court staff, court leaders, mediators and lawyers on such topics as dealing with righteously indignant litigants, emotional competence, implicit bias, effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, and mindful leadership. Until 2018, she served as the Chief Circuit Mediator for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. There she led a staff of eight professional mediators, mediated cases on appeal, and served as chair of the Federal Judicial Center’s Advisory Committee on Executive Education. Prior to her appointment as Chief Circuit Mediator, she served as a Ninth Circuit Mediator for eighteen years. She has mediated over 3,000 cases. Ms. Bernard has developed and led mediation and mediation advocacy training courses to judges, mediators and lawyers nationally and internationally.
Howard Herman is a full time mediator with JAMS in San Francisco. He has worked as a mediator and as a developer of ADR programs since 1985. He has mediated several thousand disputes covering a wide range of case types, specializing in matters involving high emotion and complex power dynamics. For more than 23 years, until March 2020, Mr. Herman led the highly regarded ADR program of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. He began his ADR career in the earliest experiments with appellate mediation at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He then served as the first director of ADR programs at the Superior Court in Contra Costa County before moving to the Northern District. A recognized leader in the development of the ADR field, Mr. Herman has taught basic and advanced mediation skills to thousands of mediators, lawyers, law students and judges throughout the United States and around the world. He served as chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution from 2015 to 2016. He was the inaugural recipient of the Robert F. Peckham Award for Excellence in ADR presented by the Ninth Judicial Circuit in 2002 and received that award again in 2019. In 2011, he was co-recipient of the Mediation Society of San Francisco’s annual Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Mediation. In 2013, he was the inaugural recipient of the Exceptional Service Award presented by UC Hastings College of the Law’s Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, where he has taught ADR courses since 1996.
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